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Views in Wigtownshire

On the Tarff

Period:
Victorian
Description:
The Ford of Tarff south-west of Kirkcowan close to the farm of Kenmore (seen in the background) was on the smugglers’ route from Auchenmalg and other landing places on Luce Bay to Kirkcowan and the Ayrshire moors then on to the west of Scotland towns. However its other name, The Soldier’s Steps, dates from a different era, the Cromwellian occupation of Scotland in the 17th century. Soldiers and smugglers would presumably have had little use for the chapel which stood on the east bank and whose dry-stone remains made of river boulders are still visible.
Materials/Media:
Gelatin silver-chloride photographic paper
Source:
Stranraer Museum
Accession number:
WIWMS 2007.2.21
Digital Number:
SRPG063n
Creation Date:
1860s-1870s
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council